apple pie cake

Apple Pie Cake

I love the ease of using a dry yellow cake mix and a few ingredients to make a dessert that everyone will love. I had a few extra apples laying around that I wanted to use up and this recipe came to mind.

Don’t want to cut up the apples yourself? Substitute a can of apple pie filling for the apple mixture ingredients. Spoon the canned apple pie filling evenly over the top of the cake mix.

I took a pan of these to work to share with my co-workers. Everyone loved these bars. I recommended heating these up for about 20-25 seconds in the microwave. This warms the apples and makes them all that much better.

This recipe can be doubled with ease. These would be great for a church function or donation to the school bake sale.

Frugal tip: Look for a good sale on yellow cake mixes and buy a few extra. I like to combine a good sale with coupons to bring the cost of brand name cake mixes to around $.50-$.65 each. I use that as my stock-up price and keep them in my pantry.

apple pie cake

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Apple Pie Cake
Apple Pie Cake
apple pie cake

Apple Pie Cake

Great dessert using a boxed yellow cake mix. Just like apple pie but in a bar form.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 People


cake batter

  • 1 Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 1/3 Cups Water
  • 1/3 Cup vegetable oil
  • 3 Medium Eggs

apple mixture

  • 6 Green Apples cored, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons Light or Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice

crumb topping

  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Light or Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 baking pan with spray coking oil.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix the ingredients for the cake batter. Pour the batter into the 13x9 baking dish.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix the ingredients for the apple mixture. Add spoonfuls of this mixture on top of the batter spreading it out as much as possible.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix the ingredients for the crumb topping. Spread this evenly over the top of the apples and cake batter.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the middle has set.
  • Remove and cool. Serve and enjoy.
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